New York’s DMV has been renewing license plates for a year, and is now asking for the public’s help in finding a new license plate.
The state is also accepting donations for a new registration number plate that will be used to provide personalized services for nursing homes.
This comes after years of asking the public for help.
New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles was given a $1.2 million grant to renew license plates from 2018-2021, according to the Department of Community Affairs.
It’s a $2 million project and it’s expected to be complete by mid-November, officials said.
The DMV says the program was created to help address the shortage of license plates in the state.
“In an attempt to help those who have not been able to obtain a New York driver license or ID, DMV has decided to extend its current license plate program, renewing licenses from 2018 to 2021, to encourage more people to become registered with the DMV,” the department said in a statement.
According to the DMV, New York currently has around 1.5 million registered drivers.
Nursing homes have a shortage of plates, so a new plate would allow them to continue offering personalized services.
Some people are already requesting a new plates and the DMV has posted photos of some people to make sure people can get one.
“The DMV is currently accepting donations to purchase a new personalized New York license plate for nursing home residents, which will be issued as a $10 donation and available for pickup by the end of November,” the DMV said.